Object Description

An early English sterling silver salver of shaped square form raised on little feet. This dainty size is often known as a waiter, perfect for standing a wine bottle or glass. To the top is a hand chased border with classical cartouches encircling a maiden’s head. To the centre is a hand engraved crest topped by the motto “Hinc Garbae Nostrae”. Good colour. Weight 229 grams, 7.3 troy ounces. Width 14.7 cm. Height 2.5 cm. London 1729. Maker John Tuite.

Biography – John Tuite was apprenticed to John Matthews of Dublin goldsmiths in 1703 and worked in Dublin from 1710 to 1720 before moving to London in 1723. Tuite specialised in making salvers and had a very distinctive makers mark incorporating a ewer with his initials “IT”. Died 1740.

Object Condition

This useful antique waiter is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped around the top surface with a full set of clear English silver hallmarks.The crest is still sharp. Faint marks on the top surface where the feet are applied. There is a slight unevenness to the feet and surface.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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